Ecumene 2021 Congress on sustainable development

On September 29–30, for the first time under the aegis of the UN, the global congress on sustainable development ECUMENE was held in Moscow. The event is part of the preparatory to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-26) in Glasgow.

The official theme of the congress this year is “Sustainable development finance in the context of climate change”. The congress engages foremost representatives of the United Nations, other international organizations, governments, central banks of different countries, and the largest global and Russian companies.
UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26), UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15), the International and Comparative Law Research Center, the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation, Business Event to Business are the congress organizers.
“Russian business won’t stay away from the current changes affecting capital markets noticeably because of the climate agenda. Today we see how international regulation is transforming, including the financial sector. Moreover, sustainable development finance is still enthused and booming growth is underway: only in the second quarter of 2021, assets of the funds grew by 12% globally to USD 2.24 trillion. The ECUMENE Congress is the unique platform for a forward-oriented dialogue driven by the key trendsetters on sustainable development,” Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya, the International and Comparative Law Research Center General Director, said.